More Danny Glover Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Cookout)Danny Glover's film and television credits include Places in the Heart, Witness, Silverado, The Color Purple, The Lethal Weapon series, Mandela, Bat-21, To Sleep With Anger, Grand Canyon, The Saint of Fort Washington, Angels in the Outfield, Beloved, Boesman and Lena, The Royal Tenenbaums, and GOOD FENCES. He has received an ACE Award and several NAACP Image Awards for his film and television performances, including Best Actor in LETHAL WEAPON, BELOVED, and HBO's production of MANDELA. Glover received Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in the television mini-series LONESOME DOVE and for Turner Network Television's FREEDOM SONG.
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER marked Glover's debut as an executive producer. Other films produced by Glover include THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON; HBO's America's Dream series for Black History Month; the HBO-BBC movie DEADLY VOYAGE, based on a true story of eight African stowaways who were slaughtered on high seas by a Ukrainian freighter crew; TNT's BUFFALO SOLDIERS, a dramatic story of America's first all-black calvary unit; and TNT's FREEDOM SONG, a story about the civil rights movement.
Glover hosted and executive produced Courage, a one-hour, weekly prime-time series for Fox Family Channel celebrating and profiling real people who have shown courage and bravery in moments of crisis. Courage was selected by TV Guide as one of the Top Ten Inspirational Shows on Television for 2000. Glover directed JUST A DREAM, a film project for Showtime released during August 2002.
A native of San Francisco, Danny Glover attended San Francisco State University and trained at the Black Actor's Workshop of the American Conservatory. He appeared in numerous stage productions, including The Island and MacBeth at the Los Angeles Actors' Theater and Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Eureka Theatre. However, it was Glover's performance in the New York production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys that first brought the actor national recognition. In the summer of 2003, Danny starred in the well-received revival of Master Harold and the Boys.
As someone who is passionate about community activism and philanthropic efforts, Glover is deeply involved with the Vanguard Public Foundation based in San Francisco. In 2001, he assumed the board chairmanship of TransAfrica Forum, the African-American lobbying organization on Africa and the Caribbean; and he actively serves on the board of The Algebra Project, a math empowerment program developed by civil rights veteran Bob Moses. Internationally, Glover has served as the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program since 1998, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic underdevelopment in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In recognition of his lifetime dedication to public service, Glover was honored the 2003 NAACP Chairman's Award.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "The Cookout" (16-Sep-2004)
Biography #3Danny Glover achieved international stardom following his comedic and dramatic portrayal of Roger Murtaugh in the initial Lethal Weapon in 1987. He has gone on to act in a variety of roles for film and television that have demonstrated his versatility.
For his work in Lethal Weapon, Glover was presented with the NAACP Image Award. He received his second Image Award (as well as a CableACE Award) for his performance in HBO's Mandela in 1988. He went on to star in the PBS production of the classic A Raisin in The Sun (1989) and also starred as Joshua Deets in 1989's Lonesome Dove, one of the highest-rated and most acclaimed miniseries in television history, which earned Glover an Emmy Award nomination.
Glover then starred in BAT-21 and the HBO Showcase production of Dead Man Out. His performance in To Sleep With Anger marked his debut as an executive producer and landed him the Independent Feature Project/West's Best Actor Award, as well as another NAACP Image Award. He also starred in the films Predator 2, Flight of The Intruder, A Rage in Harlem, Pure Luck, Grand Canyon, The Saint of Fort Washington and Bopha!
Glover's early screen work includes The Color Purple, Escape From Alcatraz, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Iceman and Places in The Heart. In the last few years, Glover starred with Joe Pesci in Gone Fishin' and starred in and executive produced the miniseries Buffalo Soldiers. He has recently completed a starring role opposite Oprah Winfrey in Beloved, the film adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel.
A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actor's Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He appeared in numerous stage productions, including The Island and Macbeth at the Los Angeles Actors Theater and Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Eureka Theater. It was his performance in the New York production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys that brought the actor national recognition.
He has recently been appointed the first United Nations Devlopment Programme Goodwill Ambassador.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)